Ford Motor Company has honored 54 top suppliers at the 19th annual “Ford World Excellence Awards,” hosted at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
Ford’s 54 top suppliers were split up into four different categories:
- Primary Brand Pillars – Suppliers are honored for their contributions to Ford’s four primary brand pillars: Quality, Green, Safety, and Smart.
- Aligned Business Framework – Awarded suppliers lead in technology, diversity development, and/or strategic footprint. These suppliers also lead with regard to operational performance, transparency (cost, process, manufacturing capacity, footprint planning), sustainability, and responsiveness.
- Supplier Diversity Development – This award category is reserved for suppliers with successful diversity development programs.
- Lincoln Luxury – Suppliers are awarded for their leadership in helping Ford reinvigorate its Lincoln luxury brand.
“Congratulations to the 19th Annual World Excellence Award winners,” said Ford VP of Global Purchasing Hau Thai-Tang in a statement. “Your commitment to the highest standards of quality, innovations and cost efficiency greatly contributed to Ford’s success… Thank you for your outstanding efforts and contribution and helping Ford Go Further.”
Ford also took the opportunity during its 19th World Excellence Awards to grant Gold and Silver awards to 36 top-performing manufacturing sites, and grant Special Recognition awards to four more exemplary suppliers. You can view a full list of awarded suppliers – which includes big names like Bosch, Denso, BorgWarner, and Dana – by following this link.